The Project Good Life students, called Friends Rescued (FRs), of the Philippine Army’s 53rd Infantry “Matapat” Battalion (53IB) received a Community-Based Disaster and Risk Reduction Management (CBDRRM) Training Course from Office of Civil Defense Region 9 (OCD-IX) held at Chandler Suites, Pagadian City on August 26-27, 2021.
The two-day CBDRRM training is a process in which at-risk communities are actively engaged in the identification, analysis, treatment, monitoring, and evaluation of disaster risks in order to reduce their vulnerabilities and enhance their capacities.
It was facilitated by OCD Staff: HR Focal/Information Officer Capacity Building and Training Section (CBTS) Ms. Kimberly Amor, Asstistant Chief, CBTS-OCDIX; Ms. Raiyah Sindatoc, Training Specialist-CBTS-OCDIX; Mr. Jenner Pandan, and Chief CBTS-OCDIX; and Ms. Kornessa L. Paras.
Project Good Life for Friends Rescued (FRs) is an inclusive wellbeing psychoeducation program initiated by 53IB in partnership with various organizations and national government agencies that aims to translate the result of initial strength-based research inquiry among former rebels of the 53rd Infantry Battalion to community extension service.
It is a need-based program for FRs to support Executive Order 70 signed by the President which institutionalizes the Whole-of-Nation approach to end local communist armed conflict in the country.